An expat magazine for Americans looking to move abroad says that traffic to their website has more than doubled since the US election, suggesting that for some Americans, the threat of leaving with a Donald Trump victory wasn't all talk.
Between November 2016 and the January inauguration, InternationalLiving.com says the number of Americans looking for information about moving overseas jumped 105 percent.
The website, which serves expats and retirees, averages more than one million visitors a month.
"Before the election, both celebrities and regular folks on both sides of the aisle were saying, ‘If this candidate or that candidate is elected, I'm leaving the country,'" said International Living executive editor Jennifer Stevens in a statement.
"Clearly a certain number of people -- an increasing number of people -- are thinking seriously about doing it."
The most sought-after destination? Mexico, which also tops the magazine's Annual Global Retirement Index 2017 for reasons that include the current low value of the peso to the US dollar, and the ease of assimilation.
English is widely spoken throughout the country, and it's estimated that more than one million North Americans already live in the country.
"Watching a divisive election from abroad can lend some calm and perspective," added senior editor Dan Prescher.
"I've been through four US presidential elections so far while living abroad, and they're a bit like watching a bar fight from outside the bar. You understand the issues, but you don't have to worry about the flying chairs or glassware."
After Mexico, the top-rated expat and retirement countries are Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy and Panama.